State lawmakers have proposed budget cuts that would threaten access to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we need help to fight these cuts!
The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is seeking a 23% budget cut to Care Coordination organizations, including Person Centered Services. This new cut is in addition to the 16.2% cut that went into effect on July 1, 2020, for a total of 39%
As we navigate this all-too-familiar budget landscape, be assured that our Care Coordination services are uninterrupted. Just as Care Coordinators advocate daily on behalf of people they support, advocacy at a state budget level is also our job. But we feel strongly that this level of funding cut that impacts the services provided to people with I/DD is unacceptable, and we are mobilizing to fight it.
We are confident that a thoughtful but aggressive and organized approach can influence change, and that is where you come in!
Together, the Care Coordination Organizations of New York have created the Care Management Alliance of New York (CMANY.net)) and launched a campaign against the proposed cuts. We have made it incredibly easy for you to show elected officials that you oppose the funding reductions. We have set up a very easy “CLICK-AND-SEND” CAMPAIGN that requires only typing in your name and contact information. When you submit an email, it goes directly to the elected official in your specific district. That’s it!
Will you please help us flood the inboxes of state legislators, demanding that they prevent these cuts and keep your Care Coordination services intact? Use the tool embedded below.
Thank you for your help, and stay tuned for more ways you can fight the budget cuts!